The Saint Lucia School of Music (SLSM) String Chamber Ensemble is comprised of the most outstanding and dedicated string students from both the Saint Lucia School of Music and its Marchand Youth Orchestra (MYO) programme. The ensemble's intention is to prepare youth for advanced levels of performance, provide an outlet for students with a high interest, and to give students the experience required to hone innate teaching and performance abilities.
The ensemble formed organically, in December of 2011, as stringed instrument students naturally formed together to create music that would challenge their playing abilities. Soon after, additional students joined as students' high morale was contagious to other like-minded young individuals. Members of this fine ensemble are all beneficiaries of either the Marchand Youth Orchestra programme, the SLSM Merit scholarship programme or the Eastern Caribbean Financial Holdings (ECFH) Mentor scholarship programme, awarded for student's passion and enthusiasm for their art.